15
April 2019

Edwardian elegance: art, high society and fashion

Welcome to The Arts Society Rother Valley
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 14:00
The Hastings Centre
The Ridge Hastings TN34 2SA

​The sumptuous society portraits of John Singer Sargent, Philip de Laszlo, Giovani Boldini and others defined the “look” of the Edwardian period.

The sumptuous society portraits of John Singer Sargent, Philip de Laszlo, Giovani Boldini and others defined the “look” of the Edwardian period. We will explore the opulent lifestyle of these artists’ aristocratic and nouveaux riches patrons, the influences from America and the effects of female emancipation on social conventions and etiquette.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Ms Mary Alexander

Thirty years' experience as a lecturer, with a BA in History and History of Art and a MA with distinction in History of Art from University College London. Experience includes public lectures in museums, tutoring for the Open University, visiting lecturer at Christie's Education in London, museum curator at Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume, Manchester. Now a freelance lecturer to various arts, heritage and antiquarian societies. She also worked in Pentagram design consultancy in London and New York, organising conferences and special events. Author of various articles on design and visual awareness issues, her background combines an unusual blend of academic and visual communications skills. Lectured for ADFAS Australia and New Zealand in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Mary is an enthusiastic member and President of Glaven Valley DFAS.